AFTER another forgettable playoff exit in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup, San Miguel Beer has its eyes set on bringing back Elijah Millsap for the Beermen's quest for redemption in the season-ending Governors Cup.
Millsap, younger brother of Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap, is best remembered for leading the Beermen, then known as the Petron Blaze Boosters, to the Finals last season opposite San Mig.
The 6-4 Millsap averaged 28.5 points, 11.3 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 2.1 steals as the Boosters lost a griping seven-game Finals series against eventual Governors Cup champion San Mig Coffee Mixers last season.
“Under negotiation now but he’s (Millsap) our priority,” a team insider told Spin.ph on Tuesday.
The Beermen coaching staff remains silent, just days after the team, which entered the playoffs as the No. 2 seed, was shown the door after being beaten twice by the Air21 Express.
Still, the team believes Millsap’s entry would entail little adjustment since the sweet-shooting former University Alabama-Birmingham standout is already familiar with the PBA brand of play.
Millsap is coming off a stint with the Maccabi Ashdod in the Israeli League before re-joining the Los Angeles D-Fenders in the NBA D-League early this month.